Vegetative Variety

Phlox paniculata Cherry Cream

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Data is gathered from our West Grove, Pa., trials (Zone 6a). Southern growers: expect 1-2 weeks earlier finishing. Northern growers: 1 week slower. Consider summertime scheduling accurate. Dates based on a standard 72 liner size.

Week color desired
URC stick week
Liner transplant week
(1 ppp)
*Cherry Cream is long day obligate. Will require long day lighting to flower before week 24
Week color desired
URC stick week
Liner transplant week
(1 ppp)
Propagation Guide
Media EC/pH: EC 0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
Soil Temperature: 68-74°F (20-23°C)
Rooting Hormone: 500 ppm IBA
Mist: Low to moderate
Fertilization: 75-100 ppm N starting at Day 7
Pinching: Yes, while young plants are soft and actively growing.
Transplanting: 42-49 days after sticking
Comments: Plants grow more actively under long days. Use 13-hour extended day lighting for Winter propagation.
Finishing Guide
Media pH: 5.8-6.2
Temperature: 60 to 75°F (16 to 24°C)
Light Level (fc): 5,000 to 8,000
Vernalization: No
Daylength: Long day obligate
Watering: Moderate
Fertilization: Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 150 to 200 ppm N.
Pinch After Transplant: Yes, in cases where there are two or less shoots.
Plant Growth Regulators: Configure at 600 ppm to increase branching
Pests and Fungal Diseases: Powdery mildew when pressure is high.